Sending and receiving HTTP requests is at the core of every web application. Go’s standard library contains a variety of packages that make this easy for us to do. In this chapter, we’ll discover how we can respond to requests, route requests through middleware, create HTML templates, and create JSON responses―all with the standard Go library.
Creating a web server in Go is simple. In most languages, another
piece of software is required for your application to be up and running on
the Web, such as Apache for a PHP application. Go’s standard library
contains a package called
http, which is powerful
enough to run a server without using third-party software.
While there are a few ways to do it, the quickest ...